grain, food, washes
The kit is intended for quantitative determination of Fusarium graminearum and relative species antigens in grain, food, washes from industrial equipment and other types of material and allows 96 determinations or assaying of 42 samples in duplicates.
Contents of Kit
1. Fusarium antigen EIA strips, 8х12 wells, breakable: 1
2. Plate sealing tape: 1
3. Sample extraction/dilution EIA buffer, 53 ml: 4
4. Calibrator and control set, 1,0 ml: 2
5. Rabbit IgG to Fusarium spp. antigens, 5,5 ml: 1
6. Washing solution concentrate 21x, 22 ml: 1
7. Swine polyclonal antibodies to rabbit IgG conjugated to HRPO, 11 ml: 1
8. TMB substrate solution, 11 ml: 1
9. Stop solution, 11 ml: 1
10. Instruction: 1
11. QC data sheet: 1
Genus Fusarium includes wide and phylogenetically heterogeneous group of fungi. This group includes obligate and facultative parasites of plants, saprophytic species. The most part of Fusarium species is phytotrophic organisms that cause different phytopathologic symptoms: rot of fruits, seeds, roots, total growth depression and fading. Widely distributed species is F. graminearum that causes roots rot of cereals. F.avenaceum, F.solani, F.culmorum, F.gibbosum induces roots rot of pea, haricot, tomato, potato, cucumber, watermelon. F. oxysporum induces tracheomycotic fading of plants.
The most part of Fusarium species produce biologically active compounds: vitamins, antibiotics and toxins. The most harmful toxins are zearalenon, desoxinivalenol (vomitoxin), fumanisins B1 and B2. Ingestion of infected food due serious poisoning of people and animals. Fusarium is also a causative agent of respiratory and gastrointestinal allergy in humans and animals.
Some of Fusarium species live on books and other paper substrates and may cause substantial damage in libraries.